Skoda Slavia deliveries to begin in early March
According to a report, Skoda has announced that static display units of its new Slavia mid-size sedan are now available at all of its dealerships, with test drives to begin in the coming weeks.
Additionally, the automaker intimated that the pricing announcement might occur in early March. Deliveries will begin immediately following the price announcement.
The Slavia will be the segment’s widest sedan and will also feature the segment’s longest wheelbase. On the inside, this should ideally translate into ample shoulder and legroom.
Slavia will be offered in three trim levels: Active, Ambition, and Style. A 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, heated seats, and an electric sunroof are just a few of the noteworthy features on the top-spec version.
Six airbags are standard, as are an electronic stability control (ESC), an electronic differential system (EDS), hill-hold control (optional), and a rear parking camera.
Skoda Slavia will be available with a choice of two turbo-petrol engines. The first is a 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine producing 115 horsepower and 175Nm of peak torque. Additionally, a 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine with 150hp and 250Nm of peak torque will also be available.
Both engines will be available with a six-speed manual transmission. Automatic transmission choices for the 1.0-litre engine include a 6-speed torque converter, while for the 1.5 it will be a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
Because the Slavia is built on the localised MQB A0 IN platform, which it also shares with the Kushaq, the price should be competitive. It is anticipated to cost between Rs 10 lakh and Rs 16 lakh (ex-showroom). When the Slavia is launched, it will compete with Honda City, Hyundai Verna, and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz.
Additionally, Volkswagen’s version of this sedan, allegedly to be called the Virtus, will also be unveiled in the first half of this year with its deliveries starting in the second half.
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